World Cup Draw As it Happens

Those of you not near a television can follow the draw live here.

Updated:

*Mexico plays the opening game June 11 against South Africa.

*The U.S. is drawn in England’s group; the nations play June 12.

*Algeria is drawn in the group with U.S. and England.

*Mexico gets France, Uruguay and South Africa.

*The U.S. is drawn with Slovenia, England and Algeria. A good group for the U.S.

*The draw is complete.

i-2bb44b33f7f31211a8aa9570a31c352f-donovanworldcup.jpg The Galaxy’s Landon Donovan, watching the World Cup draw in New York, looks pretty happy (as well he should) with the outcome for the U.S. (AP Photo).

Here’s the U.S. schedule:
*June 12 Vs. England in Rustenberg.
*June 18 Vs. Slovenia in Johannesburg
*June 23 Vs. Algeria in Tshwane/Pretoria

Points out SI’s Grant Wahl in a tweet: “If US makes second round, its opponent would come from Group D: Germany, Serbia, Ghana, or Australia.US-Germany again?”

Update:

Here are the World Cup groups.

Here is the complete schedule.

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  • PocketKings

    I think this draw could have been much worse for the USMNT. But I don’t want to be overconfident about our chances against Slovenia (ranked 33) and Algeria (ranked 28).

    Algeria has beaten Egypt in qualifying (3-1 agg) and Uruguay in qualifying (1-0).

    Slovenia scored one in a 2 part friendly against England (Slovenia lost 2-1 ag).

    Can we take second in the group? And then we could face Germany (with Serbia or Ghana taking 2nd).

    And group G is the group of death!
    Good luck to Mexico facing France and Uruguay.

  • Joseph D’Hippolito

    Donovan vs. Beckham in the first group game! Can’t wait to see that one. Let’s see how they really feel about each other…

  • Studs Up

    Nervous 6 months. Can’t wait for it to start. Gotta feel sorry for SA. Tough group for them. They’ll need a helping HAND from FIFA, look for Henry to be banned from playing. US has to play way above their heads to go thru. Can’t wait for the January camp to see who gets called in.